Name & Age – Zeke, 16

How many years have you been coming to Camp Wood YMCA? – 9 years

Whose idea was it for you to come to camp the first time? – I came with a friend of mine because we wanted to do skate camp together.

Describe what you remember from your first year at camp. – I remember that I wasn’t all that nervous.  I was ready and excited.


What was/is your favorite part of camp? – I love meeting new people and the staff. I like seeing all the different personalities.

What made you decide to keep coming back? – I wanted to be a counselor since the first summer I came here.  I never felt judged and I have always felt like everyone cares about me just as I am.

What positive effect did your experience here have on your life outside of camp? – It made me want to help others.

Is there anything you want to add? – I made friends from the first year that I came here, and we are all still friends because of camp.  I’m looking forward to becoming a counselor one day and showing campers how to make friends and have fun.